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The Grand Island Central School District issued the following information with respect to obtaining an absentee ballot for the school budget and trustee election on Tuesday, May 16.
“On Tuesday, May 16, 2023 Grand Island residents will have the opportunity to cast their ballots for the school district budget vote. For those voters who qualify, absentee ballots will be available. To be considered for an absentee ballot, you must fit one of the following categories:
“1. Duties, occupation or business outside of the county or town.
“2. Vacation outside of the county.
“3. Patient in the hospital.
“4. Unable to appear personally at the polling place on such day because of illness or personal disability.
“5. A) Will be detained in jail for an offense other than a felony or awaiting trial or Grand Jury action.
“ B) Will be confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony.
“6. Absence from the school district on the day of election by reason of accompanying or being with a spouse, child or parent who is an eligible district voter and is eligible for an absentee ballot due to one of the above or below listed reasons.
“7. Confinement due to permanent illness or disability.”
The school district issued the following guidelines for voters to receive their absentee ballot:
“1. Request an application. Call 716-773-8801 or write to the District Clerk, Jude Kuehne, Grand Island Central School District, 1100 Ransom Road, Grand Island, NY 14072 for an application.
“2. Return your application. One you have completely filled out the application an absentee ballot, you must return it to the district clerk’s office located adjacent in the district offices adjacent to the high school. It may be hand-delivered but must be received at least seven (7) days before the election in order to for the ballot to be mailed to the voter.
“3. Fill out your ballot and turn it in. Assuming the above instructions have been properly completed and you have qualified for an absentee ballot, you will receive a ballot in the mail which will contain the same information as the ballot on the day of the vote. Follow the instructions on the ballot and either mail it or hand deliver it to the district clerk’s office.
“However it must be received by the district clerk’s office no later than 5 p.m. on the day of the vote (May 16, 2023). You may return the envelope in the mailbox outside the District Door, at door # 66.”
For further information, voters can visit the Grand Island Central School District website at www.grandislandschools.org, or call 716-773-8801.